NEComicCon March 4-5 is about COMICS
Comic artists, creators, and dealers will be at the Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza March 4 & 5 at the Hanover Mall Event Center. You’ll find a high-quality abundance of a variety of genres and styles including silver, gold and modern age and original art.
NEComicCon’s Mission is to show the next generation where the careers are in the creative arts. We provide them role models who chose these paths and are willing to answer questions, review portfolios, and give helpful advice.
Educators, writers and artists, Alex Simmons (Archie, Blackjack), Mike Lopez and Garrison Eckerson (Life’s a Beach), offer guidance to young folks in comic creation and exploring imagination.
Marvel Comic and DC artists include Joe St.Pierre (Spider-Man), Steve Geiger (Punisher, Hulk) and Mark McKenna (Batman, Deadpool)
Comic strip artist Guy Gilchrist (Nancy, The Muppets), Disney Animator and artist Philo Barnhart (The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Secret of NIMH) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Steve Lavigne bring some heavy weight talent to the show from comic art fields outside of the traditional super hero comic book genres.
Independent comic artists are showing that the next big thing may be something you’ve never heard of before. Local independent comic publishers like Bad Kids Press and HB Comics present new titles. Independent artists like Johnny C, Emmanuelle McGowan, Karen Gosselin and Jesse Lundberg present new concepts and characters.
There will be plenty of vintage comic books for sale. These comics will be presented by knowledgeable dealers such as Comicazi (Somerville MA), Rubber Chicken (Bellingham MA), Comically Speaking (Reading MA), Arachknight Comics (Warwick RI), M&T Comics (Hammondton NJ), Bedrock Comics (Framingham MA) and Atomic Dimestore (Centerville MA) among others. You’ll also find all forms of pop culture, toys, actions figures, trading and gaming cards, celebrities signing autographs, cosplay, video games and lots more family fun.
TV’s Batman and Robin will be appearing in person, Adam West and Burt Ward, along with the Batmobile, Batboat and Batcycle. Autographs and photo ops with the dynamic duo will be available all weekend.
Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm, Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm, with early entry available at 9:30 for a higher fee. Children 12 and under free admission with a paid adult admission. Free Parking and Guaranteed Not Boring
Hanover Mall Event Center is located on Route 3, about 15 miles south of Route 93, at Exit 13 (Route 53). Plenty of free parking, and Walmart, Sears, Macys and lots of restaurants next door.
Disney Artist and Animator, character designer and animator of Ariel for The Little Mermaid celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the award winning film. Also worked on Beauty & The Beast, Black Cauldron, Secret of NIMH and many others.
Steve Lavigne is an American comic book illustrator best known for his lettering and coloring on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title for Mirage Studios. He is the creator of Cudley the Cowlick, Sgt. Bananas, and Stump and Sling.
Zeea’s coloring career started under the tutelage of her artist/painter father Neal Adams and colorist mother Cory Adams. She started coloring, naturally, on Continuity Comics with the occasional stint at Valiant and Red Line Comics. She worked both using watercolors and, later, Photoshop. Zeea also colored the Betty Boop Landmark calendars from 1996-2000 (so fun!). When things went digital, Neal and Zeea pioneered advertising animatics, techniques that years later would be adapted for motion comics. Always having the most fun with special effects and explosions, she joined in to work on the last 3 episodes of The Astonishing X-Men: Gifted motion comic. Zeea now finds the greatest pleasure in returning to her coloring roots, whether that be commissions, digital comic book covers, or paintings (her fave!)
Ken has worked on comics for Bongo, IDW, DC, Image, Moonstone, and Airwave. Most notably, he’s inked stories in Futurama, Bart Simpson Comics, Simpsons Winter Wing Ding, Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror and Radioactive Man. Other comic book work includes the Official Adaptation of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, and issues of I Dream of Jeannie, The Phantom, El Mucho Grande-Wrestler for Hire, Kolchak:The Night Stalker, and Buckaroo Banzai-The Prequel. He also drew a special commemorative premium comic celebrating the 80 th birthday of cartoon icon Popeye, and drew several stories for IDW’s Popeye series. He was a contributing artist to the hardcover books C. Montgomery Burns’ Handbook Of World Domination and Bart Simpson’s Manual Of Mischief. As a freelance illustrator, Ken has worked on local and national projects, contributing artwork and designs for a series of television ads for clients Toyota, McDonald’s, and Wegmans. He served as editor of Munster Memories: A Coffin Table Book with Butch Patrick and drew a variant cover for the first issue of IDW’s ongoing Back To The Future comic series. He’s currently working on a new project, Dreamer, as well as editing and developing a revival anthology of the classic ‘50s character Jetta. Ken teaches several extremely popular comic book production workshops each summer, which yield anthologies of student work and prepares teens interested in entering the field. He has also worked with The Strong National Museum of Play as a teaching artist. More of Ken’s work can be seen at kenwheaton.com
Keith Champagne is an American comic artist, who has also moved into writing, and is known for his work at DC Comics. Keith graduated from Montville High School, Oakdale Connecticut in 1988. He is a 1994 graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic art. Keith began working professionally as a comic book inker during his second year at the Kubert School. Titles he has contributed to (as writer) include: JSA, Green Lantern Corps, and World War III. As an artist/inker, his work has appeared in many titles, most notably JSA, Firestorm, and Superboy. Recently he wrote Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, when the license was acquired by Dynamite Entertainment. Upcoming work includes Ghostbusters for IDW Publishing and The Mighty, a creator-owned title for DC Comics, co-written with Peter Tomasi. Keith has a new Kickstarter for his Frank N. Stein - Private Eye at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1739572382/frank-n-stein-private-eye?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=Frank%20n
JOE ST PIERRE
Joe St. Pierre’s outstanding comic book career began in the early 1990’s as a penciller of Rai during the first era of Valiant Comics. Joe has also worked as a penciller/writer for Marvel, DC, Image, IDW and Dynamite. Joe is credited for numerous illustrations featuring Spider-Man and the Spider-Man family.
Guy Gilchrist is an American cartoonist, animator and comics artist, along with being a country musician and songwriter. He has worked on "Your Angels Speak," "Night Lights & Pillow Fights," "Screams," "The Poetry Guy," "The Muppets" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Between 1995 and 2018 he continued the internationally recognized comic strip "Nancy."
Jeff has been with Archie Comics for the past 23 years, but is known mostly for his work with Archie's girls, Betty and Veronica. He is also the artist for Sitcomics Super Suckers binge book. In his career he has drawn many characters, including Peanuts, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry.
Joseph Schmalke is a comics creator, writer, and illustrator residing in Westbrook, Maine. Joe is the author/artist on several successfully crowdfunded horror comics— including THE CALAMITOUS BLACK DEVILS, THE INFERNAL PACT, and CHERRY BLACKBIRD. A classically-trained painter, Joe got his start doing tattoos in the back of New Orleans barbershops. A lifelong lover of comic books and horror movies, he has worked behind the scenes in film and tv, but has always focused on making the type of books that he loves to read— full of dark humor and dark themes. You can find his work featured on Exclusive FYE t-shirts, Portland Maine’s comics zine ONE-PAGE STINKERS, Killer Bootlegs’ figure box art, and A Sound of Thunder’s IT WAS METAL graphic novel anthology.
Richard Maurizio is a veteran artist who has produced work for Warner Bros, Turner Entertainment, Universal Studios, Sony Signatures, DC Comics and Archie Comics. His credits include developing educational and children’s books as well as producing a Tom & Jerry comic strip for five years. His licensing work includes Looney Tunes,The Animaniacs, Space Jam, Underdog, Thunder Agents and Godzilla Sketch cards His career started in collectible magazines with co-creating the Comics Collector for Krause Publications and Toy Values Monthly for Attic Books. Under the imprint of TV Comics and Airwave Comics he packaged comics of The Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol and Jetta of the 20th century. He’s the co-writer on Munster Memories: A Coffin Table Book with Butch ( Eddie Munster) Patrick. He continues to work on licensing projects and children’s books
Sculpture artist for Universal Monsters and Star Wars Action Figures, along with numerous other characters.
Peter Bernard is creator of an entire stable of imaginary cartoon rock bands, including Those American Girls. He also writes and reads the Scary Good NYC podcast and internet video show. Peter will be shooting segments at the convention for Debbie American's new cartoon talk show, which will co-star YOU!
Shiv is an illustrator, character designer, animator, and comic artist with a penchant for weird stuff. Their first comic is called Leary and is about weddings, drinking, and the devil. Shiv is currently working on an intergalactic treasure hunting comic called Seekers of Infinity. Come by and see what's up!
Behind the Mask Studio will be offering mask making classes, workshops and awesome masks for sale ... Eric also does commission. Fullbright Scholar and award-winning mask maker Eric Bornstein of Behind The Mask Studio/Theatre specializes in custom-made masks, corporate event planning, arts education, and mask theater programming. Eric has studied mask making with masters Agung Suardana in Bali, and Donato Sartori in Italy. He received his MLA in Fine Arts along with the Thomas Small prize from Harvard University. Eric was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to revive and reinvigorate the art of giant puppet effigies in Jamaica 2017. He won the 2016 IRNE award for Best Puppetry Design for Company One's Shockheaded Peter, and was part of the Liars & Believers team that won the Excellence in Production Design award at the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2012 for his masks in Le Cabaret Grimm. Other recent clients include: Centerstage Theatre's Frank The Freak (Kingston, Jamaica),Fava Opera's Les Sortilege D'Enfants (Paris), Boston Ballet's Nutcracker, Boston Lyric Opera's Madama Butterfly, Peabody Museum at Harvard, Gamm Theatre's Morality Play, Liars & Believers' Talk to Strangers, The Walnut Hill School’s Nutcracker, Forestdance (Forestmasks: Facing Our Destiny -- Giant Branch Mask), the Outside the Box Festival (Cat Mountain), The Bacchae at Club Oberon, Boston Anime, corporate video game promotions for Bethesda Softworks video games: Dishonored (Versailles, France), Skyrim/Elder Scrolls at The Boston Park Plaza Castle, Wolfenstein, and The Evil Within, A Glimpse Beyond at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Artistic Director/Mask Design), Puppet Showplace Theatre, the Cambridge River Festival (Giant Brother Blue Puppet & Butterflies of Love ), Contemporary Theater of Boston’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Babes in Boinkland's The Slutcracker; A Burlesque, Underground Railway Theater’s Life of Galileo, First Night Boston, and the Harvard Yiddish Players’ Shulamis. He currently teaches classes in making and performing masks and offers performances and residencies to schools throughout the state through Young Audiences of Massachusetts. Over the last 30 years, Eric’s masked characters have been the subject of numerous media features. Local and national media have described Eric as “Boston’s preeminent mask maker”…”a man of many talents” and his masks as “phantasmagoric,” “magnificent,” “Stunning, finely crafted…first-rate,” “eerie/enchanting,” "masterful," "outstanding," and “gorgeous.” For more information please visit www.behindthemask.org
Quibx is a New Hampshire based artist who draws and paints dark things. Do not feed Quibx after midnight. Side effects may include buttons, stickers, prints and original art going home with you. If you experience withdrawal symptoms such as irrational desire to see more Quibx, consult twitter and instagram (@quibx) and facebook @quibxart
I’m a full time police officer, I’ve been on the job for twenty years. I’m married and have five daughters and one son. It is my passion to write and create comics, especially my own. I created the comic book series called “The Pyramid Knights “. I have four issues out there in the Indie Comic Book Universe. Issue four and issue five are penciled by my friend Savy Lim.